University of Iowa

Nurturing a Daily Writing Practice

Weekend July 20 to July 21 2019

As any writing instructor worth her salt will tell you, the key to developing as a writer is devoting your time and energy to the craft. But, as any busy budding writer might attest, that time can often be difficult to come by in the hustle and bustle of modern life. In this weekend workshop, writers will learn strategies for cultivating a healthy daily writing practice. The arrival of writing prompts in your inbox will challenge you to make the time in your everyday life for your creative ambitions; feedback from your peers will help you to sharpen your skills; and group discussions of a variety of different published works will help you to become more aware of the literary community that awaits you. The focus of this workshop will be generative, but writers may bring extant materials to the table.


In this workshop we will generate new writing through guided exercises and prompts; provide feedback on writing you bring from home or produce in our weekend.  

All Genres